Job requirements Software Developer in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "software developer" was moved from the group Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) to the group Software developers and programmers (NOC 21232).
Find out what you typically need to work as a software developer in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 21232).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- A bachelor's degree in computer science or software engineering or in another discipline with a significant programming component or completion of a college program in computer science or related field is usually required.
- Progression to software engineer is possible with experience.
Source National Occupational Classification
Professional certification and licensing
We don’t have any data on professional certification requirements. This occupation is not regulated in Canada based on our records.
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